The Right Stuff!

March 1, 1966. Upon their arrival at Truax Field in Madison, Wisconsin astronauts James A. Lovell, Jr. (Capt. USN) and Donald K. “Deke” Slayton entertained question from local and state press at news conference in the Base Operations Hangar. Some three to four-hundred spectators were present. Lovell attended UW-Madison for two years before transferring to and graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1952. 


Left to Right: Fred Harrington, president of the University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Governor Warren P. Knowles, Lovell, Slayton, Major General Frederick R. Terrell, commander of the 30th Air Division (ADC), Truax, and Otto Festge, Mayor of Madison. 

Image #S12817 (Acc 1985/054). 


For more information about Lovell and Slayton’s 1966 visit to Wisconsin and UW-Madison, or campus history, contact uwarchiv@library.wisc.edu or visit http://archives.library.wisc.edu. On, Wisconsin!

Crown Prince Olav of Norway

Crown Prince Olav of Norway, later King Olav V, (right) during his 1939 visit to the Madison to receive an honorary degree from the University of Wisconsin. He’s dashing!

Madison, Wisconsin. n: 1939.

Image #S10882.

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For more information, contact uwarchiv@library.wisc.edu or visit archives.library.wisc.edu. On Wisconsin!